... agreements that are subject to ratification—which have long constituted the structure of arms control—are also on their way out. Not only is it difficult and perhaps even impossible to ratify any national agreement today, especially with regards to nuclear weapons, the ongoing U.S.-Russia confrontation further complicates this process. Under such strained conditions, whether either side is able to guarantee compliance remains an open question. But the fates of the INF and ABM treaties suggest that ...
Search: Nuclear weapons,World order (2 materials)
... of the power of arms. A. Fenenko and I. Timofeev agreed that nuclear war is different from conventional warfare in that it is based on the principle of “a cheap win,” i.e. the destruction of opponent’s key administrative and economic centers. Nuclear weapons prevent the nuclear powers from engaging in mutually destructive wars, thus opening other localized frontiers for conflict. Timofeev then discussed the notion of a second-strike capability, giving a few scenarios of a localized use of ...
In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements 33 (31%) U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity 30 (28%) U.S. wants to dissolve Russia 24 (22%) U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China 21 (19%)